Those born between February 16, 1980 and February 4, 1981 are members of the Metal Monkey Chinese Zodiac sign. If you were born before February 16th, please consult the 1979 Chinese Zodiac: The Year of the Earth Monkey.
With a double dose of the Metal Element, the Metal Monkey becomes the most focused and determined of the Monkey signs. Those born under the Metal Monkey sign are known to display independence and a willpower in all of their pursuits, which is appropriate because the Metal Monkey has high aspirations. While the Metal Monkey shares in the clever mind of its sign, they have the added benefit of wisdom and practicality. In all matters of life, the Metal Monkey is passionate and uncompromising. In this sense, the they may be most concerned with their material standing.
With high financial goals and ambition, the Metal Monkey can do well in a variety of career paths. The Metal Monkey's business sense can go a long way in sales, communications or finance. Similarly, the focused Metal Monkey can take their talents to demanding fields like law, science or writing. Members of the Metal Monkey sign have been known to find success in the entrepreneurial market. This can be seen in the successful ventures of Kim Kardashian and Venus Williams, who were both born in 1980.
While the determination and ambition of the Metal Monkey is definitely a strength, it also serves as one of the Metal Monkey's most challenging weaknesses. The Metal Monkey often runs the risk of becoming self-absorbed and self-interested. These qualities make compassion and communication difficult for the Metal Monkey. In order to overcome these shortcomings, the Metal Monkey is encouraged to develop understanding, which would allow for a greater capacity to compromise.
The organs of the Metal Monkey are the lungs and respiratory system. By engaging in regular physical activity, the Metal Monkey can strengthen their vital organs and reduce their stress levels.